Author Caroline Lee talks about her inspiration for her latest heroine…
It’s not that I’m clumsy, it’s just that I really like hugging the floor. Often. With great force. You could say I’m accident prone, but don’t way it too loudly, or I might get distracted and bump into something. You see, I’ve always been the one who is covered in bruises and scrapes, and I knew that I had to write a character just like me.
That’s why Becks Middleton, the heroine of Renegade, is just as accident-prone as I am. She meets McKee Baird when she tumbles out of a tree while hiding from smugglers, and he breaks her fall. It’s quite romantic, and totally something I would do. So I had a bunch of fun writing a character just like me; a heroine who isn’t always quick on her feet, and who sometimes needs to be caught…
Caroline Lee is what George R.R. Martin once described as a “gardener author”; she delights in creating interesting and lovable characters, and allowing them to lead their own stories. Often they draw the story along to completely unexpected–and wonderful!–places. She considers a story a success if she can re-read it and sigh dreamily… and she wishes the same for you.
A love of historical romance prompted Caroline to pursue her degrees in social history; her Master’s Degree is in Comparative World History, which is the study of themes across history (for instance, ‘domestication of animals throughout the world,’ or ‘childhood through history’). Her theme? You guessed it: Marriage throughout world history. Her favorite focus was periods of history that brought two disparate peoples together to marry, like marriage in the Levant during the Kingdom of Jerusalem, or marriage between convicts in colonial New South Wales. She hopes that she’s able to bring this love of history– and this history of love–to her novels.
Caroline is living her own little Happily Ever After with her husband and sons in North Carolina.
Brothers of Baird’s Cove: Renegade by Caroline Lee is a Reconstruction Era Southern romance with equal helpings of sweet tea and tart lemon cakes. This first book in the Brothers of Baird’s Cove series follows a charismatic smuggler with authority issues who accidentally falls for a plantation owner’s daughter—and oh, the spicy romance, charming dialogue, and thrilling, heart stopping danger! This book has it all. If you’re a fan of Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster Series, you’ll swoon for the Brothers of Baird’s Cove.
Title: Brothers of Baird’s Cove: Renegade
Author: Caroline Lee
Series: Brothers of Baird’s Cove
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Print Length: 90K
Format: Paperback and Digital
Print ISBN: 978-1515029274
Digital ISBN: B011DSA9BW
Smuggling gave him the freedom he needed…
To no one’s surprise, McKee Baird never fought in the War Between the States. His fiercely independent nature made it impossible for him to take orders, and his close friendship with a black man stopped him from fighting for his father’s South. But he’s found his own way to rebel against the new government the United States has imposed on him… and right now, the only thing standing in the way of his smuggling business is the intriguingly uninhibited Becks Middleton.
Their chance meeting gave her the excitement she’d been craving…
Becks has a life of freedom away from Charleston society’s rules. So of course she can’t help but be drawn to the stimulating renegade her mother invites to visit Beckett Plantation, even if she doesn’t approve of his profession. When the opportunity to seduce Mac arises, Becks takes that chance, planning on one night of passion before the dangerous smuggler leaves. But when she accidentally becomes part of his schemes, she can’t reveal the truth without risking his freedom. Joining him on his ship, Becks will face not just her growing love for Mac but a confrontation with authorities that will threaten their very lives.
Can the two of them reconcile their differences before their future is stolen away?
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